Official Pu of the day

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by kuánglóng » Mar 27th 17 3:05 pm

2013 Ai Lao [YS via Greenteaguru]

This has gone through some changes since I got it last year (and have kept in a multi-layer bag). Some of the initial bitterness and adstringency have subsided giving way to delicate perfumey notes that remind me of certain tibetan incense sticks (juniper, sandal wood, nutmeg, spikenard). Not that durable but pretty mellow and tasty with a nice viscosity and impressive, grounding qi - not bad for the 30 pounds I paid last year.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by debunix » Mar 27th 17 9:34 pm

2007 Yong De white bud sheng from Norbu, amazingly still warm 30 hours after preparation of a thermos full--the thermos unopened until now. Light, sweet, a little floral, tasty, and warm but not too hot--just right for this afternoon.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by chrl42 » Mar 28th 17 6:59 am

2016 LBZ....a sample.

A durable huigan, a hint of pungency, and astringency..really that's about it :)

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by Alucard » Mar 29th 17 3:35 am

Rui wrote: Sipping 2016 Manzhuan from Chawangshop.
Is this the huangpian or the other one? How do you like it? I'm planning out my next.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by William » Mar 29th 17 7:11 am

chrl42 wrote: 2016 LBZ....a sample.

A durable huigan, a hint of pungency, and astringency..really that's about it :)
Still exists in 2016 pure unmixed LBZ material?

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by chrl42 » Mar 29th 17 7:43 am

William wrote:
chrl42 wrote: 2016 LBZ....a sample.

A durable huigan, a hint of pungency, and astringency..really that's about it :)
Still exists in 2016 pure unmixed LBZ material?
if you mean unmixed as 单株, no it isn't..LBZ also varies a lot in quality in the town

plus, 2016's price crown went to Bingdao, not LBZ

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by William » Mar 29th 17 8:53 am

chrl42 wrote:
William wrote:
chrl42 wrote: 2016 LBZ....a sample.

A durable huigan, a hint of pungency, and astringency..really that's about it :)
Still exists in 2016 pure unmixed LBZ material?
if you mean unmixed as 单株, no it isn't..LBZ also varies a lot in quality in the town

plus, 2016's price crown went to Bingdao, not LBZ
Yep! :D
Bingdao is really really tasty, but so expensive!!

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by Rui » Mar 29th 17 2:24 pm

Alucard wrote:
Rui wrote: Sipping 2016 Manzhuan from Chawangshop.
Is this the huangpian or the other one? How do you like it? I'm planning out my next.
The gushu one:

http://www.chawangshop.com/index.php/20 ... -cake.html

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by whatsinaname » Mar 29th 17 7:04 pm

Small yellow label from EoT purchased many years ago was broken up for drinking over the past winter. I think this was an 8582 from late 90s.

Going to need to hurry to finish my winter teas before the dog days of summer force the switch to gaoshancha, sheng puerh, and yerba mate.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by chrl42 » Mar 30th 17 1:38 pm

2015 Ban Pen..

sweet, refreshing! this is what Gushu should be like...good rhythm :)

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by William » Mar 30th 17 6:48 pm

chrl42 wrote: 2015 Ban Pen..

sweet, refreshing! this is what Gushu should be like...good rhythm :)
How would you define the term rhythm when applied to teas? This is not the first time I read this particular term, used for describing tea's experiences, but never understood the meaning of it!

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by chrl42 » Mar 31st 17 1:28 am

William wrote:
chrl42 wrote: 2015 Ban Pen..

sweet, refreshing! this is what Gushu should be like...good rhythm :)
How would you define the term rhythm when applied to teas? This is not the first time I read this particular term, used for describing tea's experiences, but never understood the meaning of it!
I think everyone's opinion on this could be different, based on own experiences,

for me it's just how Gushu reacts in my tongue, bitter/astringency that turns into sweetness finanlly transformed as huigan, a little echoing on my tongue :mrgreen: the interval is quite clear and lasts..

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by William » Mar 31st 17 11:38 am

chrl42 wrote:
William wrote:
chrl42 wrote: 2015 Ban Pen..

sweet, refreshing! this is what Gushu should be like...good rhythm :)
How would you define the term rhythm when applied to teas? This is not the first time I read this particular term, used for describing tea's experiences, but never understood the meaning of it!
I think everyone's opinion on this could be different, based on own experiences,

for me it's just how Gushu reacts in my tongue, bitter/astringency that turns into sweetness finanlly transformed as huigan, a little echoing on my tongue :mrgreen: the interval is quite clear and lasts..
I see, thanks for explaining! :)

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by chrl42 » Mar 31st 17 11:57 am

2014 Ding Jia Zhai

My favorite Yiwu along with Mahei..a hint of sugar cane..
always pleasurable tea :)

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by William » Apr 3rd 17 9:40 pm

First tea of the day, 2016 YouLe (in 70 ml early/mid 70s SP - Hongni); I am sipping it while having breakfast .. typical flowery aroma, light but well balanced flavors, always toward the sweet side, no bitterness or astringency at all. This tea pairs beautifully with this clay: everything good this tea has to offer, is highlighted.